The (Northern) Uganda Peace Process: An Update on Recent Developments

"This paper aims to provide an update on the conflict involving the LRA and the peace process with the government of Uganda aimed at resolving it. It also shares some perspectives on the peace process including the role of regional players, the prospect of durable peace going forward including a military solution to the conflict. The overall outlook of the achievements of the mediation process in the Northern Uganda conflict is promising. As the chief mediator Riek Machar argues, the “comprehensive approach to the negotiations” has yielded the most gains in Uganda’s history of peace efforts. The five item agenda was adopted to address all dimensions to the conflict – (permanent) cessation of the violence, root causes of the armed conflict, accountability needs for the atrocities of the war, and the post-Juba talks’ fate of LRA combatants."